Sixth Eco-friendly marathon-Foreigners register in numbers, Seychellois urged to beat deadline


08-February-2013

Among those who have already registered are last year’s women’s winner, South African Monica Neuling, who will be all out to defend her title.

There is also German grandmother Sigrid Eichner who has completed over 1,600 marathons. The 72-year-old Berliner, who presently holds the world record for having taken part in the most number of marathons by any woman, has taken part in marathons across at least 40 countries.

Speaking to Sports Nation, the organisers have said they are happy with the level of interest from foreigners as 35 Koreans and 75 other visitors from 15 countries have already registered.

Jointly organised by the Seychelles honorary consul in Korea, Dong Chang Jeong, the National Sports Council and the Seychelles Tourism Board, the marathon is increasingly becoming one of the most prominent sports tourism events hosted by Seychelles.

The February 24 race will start at 7am at Beau Vallon and besides the marathon, there will be the half-marathon, 10km, 5km and 10km walking.

From Beau Vallon, the course for the marathon will be – Bel-Ombre, Beau Vallon, Glacis, Machabée, North East Point, Anse Etoile, La Bastille, English River, 5th June Avenue, Bois de Rose, turn opposite Géant Casino, Francis Rachel street, Clock Tower, Independence Avenue, 5th June and back to Beau Vallon via Anse Etoile and Glacis.

The registration fees for locals are R200 for marathon, R100 for half-marathon, R50 for 10km, and R25 for 5km and 10km walking.

For foreigners, the registration fees are €45 for marathon, €30 for half-marathon, €20 for 10km, €10 for 5km and €5 for 10km walking.

Competitors for the marathon should not be younger than 18 years on race day. For the half-marathon competitors must be at least 16 years on race day, while competitors in the 10km race must not be younger than 12 years old on race day.

The deadline for registration is February 15. Entries from outside Seychelles must be sent through e-mails – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , while locals can register in person at the National Sports Council or through e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

All those who complete the race will receive the finishers’ medals, T-shirts and certificates.
For further enquiries or information, please contact the race committee at the NSC on +248 4671208 or +248 2722333.

They can also visit the website: www.seychelles-marathon.com/english.

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